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How do you pull yourself up by the bootstraps?


If you wake up one day and find you have been dealt a bad hand, how do recover and reclaim your life? Especially when you are over 50 in age! Live in country. No one will give me a job. Just lost both our cars to malfunctions and only 1000 in income from a disable spouse. I pray. I believe in God. I write of His praise. So where do I find my bootstraps to pull myself up?

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    backporchstories 4 years ago

    Thank you Maddot. You are so right about getting so caught up that you can not see what is right in front of you.

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    backporchstories 4 years ago

    Thank you so much SidKemp! I try to live my life righteously, but someitmes I feel like karma is knocking on my door when I don't deserve it. But this is what life gives us and sometime I simply need a swift kick!


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    kathyjones1952@at 4 years ago

    These are great suggestions, whonunuwho! I really needed this because I have been feeling so depressed all day due to my money situation!

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    backporchstories 4 years ago

    Thanks for the encouraging words. I believe the best way to pull myself up by bootstraps is to have fellow hubbers give me good sound advice. THANK YOU EVERYONE!

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    backporchstories 4 years ago

    Thanks for your suggestion. We live barest minimal now! What is the real kicker is that no one will hire a 52 year old woman when they have scores of younger people to choose from. I love my country living, but never thought a job would be....

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    backporchstories 4 years ago

    I fell you Kathy! For the last year, I have been visiting food banks. I am grateful they exist! Churches have helped this way too! Most days, I handle my situation well, but some mornings, I wake up and I feel like crap! But there is hope!


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